SEWING KNITS: MAKE A COCO (18 MAR)
DATE: Saturday 18 March 2016
TIME: 10.30am – 5.00pm
TEACHER: Hannah Silvani of The New Craft House
PRICE: £120 (includes the Coco sewing pattern, goodie bag and celebratory drink)
WHO IS IT FOR?
This workshop is for you if you know how to use a sewing machine, if you’ve sewn a few projects and want a bit of help to start sewing knit fabric. While it may have a reputation for being scary, sewing with knits really isn’t difficult once you’ve learnt a few tips and tricks. And it’s soooo comfy to wear! We'll start you off using low-stretch knit fabric to make the popular Coco top or dress pattern.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
- How to cut out knit fabric without stretching it out of shape
- Tips and tricks for stitching knit fabric on a regular sewing machine
- Make your choice of Breton top, dress or sixties funnel neck using the Coco pattern
- How to stabilise and finish seams on knit garments
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING ALONG?
- 2m (x 150cm wide) or 2.7m (x 115cm wide) medium-weight knit fabric with very little stretch – eg. ponte di roma, double knit, interlock knit (suggestions here)
We’ll provide the extra bits and bobs you need to make Coco, as well as tools and sewing machines for you to use on the day. You’ll also get a goodie bag to take away with you, including a printed copy of the Coco sewing pattern (if you've already got it, bring it along with you and we'll give you another pattern of your choice instead). At the end of the class we’ll toast your new skills with a celebratory drink.
Please note: It’s a good idea to wash, dry and iron the fabric before the workshop in case it shrinks. The pattern goes up to 112cm (44in) bust, 97cm (38in) waist and 120cm (47in) hips – if you need a larger size please let us know before booking.
WHO IS THE TEACHER?
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?
Venue: Tilly and the Buttons studio, Parkhall, 40 Martell Road, London SE21 8EN.
SIZES (Body measurements)
|1 (UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34)||76cm (30in)||61cm (24in)||84cm (33in)|
|2 (UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36)||81cm (32in)||66cm (26in)||89cm (35in)|
|3 (UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38)||86.5cm (34in)||71cm (28in)||94cm (37in)|
|4 (UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40)||91.5cm (36in)||76cm (30in)||99cm (39in)|
|5 (UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42)||96.5cm (38in)||81cm (32in)||104cm (41in)|
|6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44)||101.5cm (40in)||86.5cm (34in)||109cm (43in)|
|7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46)||106.5cm (42in)||91.5cm (36in)||114cm (45in)|
|8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48)||112cm (44in)||96.5cm (38in)||119.5cm (47in)|
Orders by post
|To the UK:||To the rest of the world:|
|1 pattern or bag or buckles||£1||£4|
|2 patterns or bags||£1.50||£6.25|
|3 or more patterns or bags||£2||£7.75|
|1 book + 1-4 patterns or bags||£2.50||£8.50|
Receiving digital patterns
Digital patterns are PDF files delivered to your email instantly, ready for you to print at home (or at the office – ssshhh!) on A4 or US Letter paper.